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ucs2any


Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: font-util 1.2.0
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NAME

ucs2any – generate BDF fonts containing subsets of ISO 10646-1 codepoints
 

SYNOPSIS

ucs2any

[
+d

|
-d

]
source-name

{
mapping-file

registry-encoding

}

 

DESCRIPTION

ucs2any

allows one to generate from an ISO 10646-1 encoded BDF font other BDF fonts
in any possible encoding. This way, one can derive from a single
ISO 10646-1 master font a whole set of 8-bit fonts in all ISO 8859 and
various other encodings.
 

OPTIONS


+d


puts DEC VT100 graphics characters in the C0 range (default for upright,
character-cell fonts).
-d


omits DEC VT100 graphics characters from the C0 range (default for all
font types except upright, character-cell fonts).

 

OPERANDS


source-name


is the name of an ISO 10646-1 encoded BDF file.
mapping-file


is the name of a character set table like those at
<ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/>.

These files can also typically be found installed in the
/usr/share/X11/fonts/util

directory.

registry-encoding


are the CHARSET_REGISTRY and CHARSET_ENCODING field values for the font
name (XLFD) of the target font, separated by a hyphen.

Any number of
mapping-file

and
registry-encoding

operand pairs may be specified.
 

EXAMPLE

The command


ucs2any 6×13.bdf 8859-1.TXT iso8859-1 8859-2.TXT iso8859-2

will generate the files
6×13-iso8859-1.bdf

and
6×13-iso8859-2.bdf.

 

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Hopefully a future release will have a facility similar to
ucs2any

built into the server, and reencode ISO 10646-1 on the fly, because
storing the same fonts in many different encodings is clearly a waste of
storage capacity.
 

SEE ALSO

bdftruncate(1)

 

AUTHOR

ucs2any

was written by Markus Kuhn.

Branden Robinson wrote this manual page, originally for the Debian Project.



 

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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

OPTIONS

OPERANDS

EXAMPLE

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR



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